Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Guest Opinion: A New Way Forward in the Gulf: Reduce Bycatch but Protect Alaska's Communities
Alaska has some of the world’s most abundant and prosperous fisheries and a reputation for science-based management. Fisheries are the lifeblood of coastal Alaska and a major driver of the state’s economy. So when it comes to managing our fisheries, it’s critical we get it right. Today’s challenges in sustaining our fisheries and communities touch all Alaskans. We share concerns about diminishing returns of Chinoo...
Jan 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: Gulf Ratz letter misses protective mark
The Federal Register declared the North Pacific Fisheries Council is proceeding on giving away federal fish resources to selected trawl recipients in the Gulf. That is close to committing public larceny. Catch shares are a euphemism for limited access privilege programs. Sharing sounds good when it applies to giving candy to kids. But privatization of public resources, giving away individual fishing quotas in perp...
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deadline for sludge comments approaching
To the Editor: The opera is still running and the damsel in distress isn't singing but hopefully soon she will. This Friday, Jan. 18, is our last opportunity to email lori.aldrich@alaska.gov. Our comments should be strong, clear and to the point. We want to kibosh any idea of composting the city's untreated sludge at the industrial-zoned 5-acre oceanfront site in Middle Bay. As Rosie the Riveter says, "We can do i...
Jan 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jail needs a nurse on staff
To the Editor: I have a long history of being in trouble with the law. It's totally no fault of the police department, which has treated me with total respect. It has been my actions that have changed the way the community thinks about me. I am known as a person who is a threat to everybody when I'm in my crazy mind. Mental health programs don't help, or pills either; this is not about me. This is about the new ja...
Jan 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak would benefit from in-house drug treatment program
To the Editor: My name is Dennis. I would like to admit that I’ve been a drug addict for 23 years. I’m sure each and every one of you reading this letter has someone in your life who has been devastatingly impacted negatively by a drug addition. I know from personal experience many people including myself who have battled their addiction only to relapse after a short time because of lack of resources. I am asking ...
Jan 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Shell should be commended
Royal Dutch Shell deserves to be commended and congratulated for its handling of the aftermath of the Kulluk grounding. I am very impressed with them because they do listen and they do care, something that can’t always be said about companies of their size. Shell is also safety oriented. After observing their handling of this situation, I’m convinced that safety and protection of the environment is on top the list...
Jan 10, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Elks Club involved in youth activities
I am writing to make you aware of some things that are going on in your town that you and your neighbors may know nothing about. Something that makes your town a better place in which to live and raise a family. It is that Elks Lodge down the street that goes, for the most part, unnoticed. That Lodge is one of approximately 2,000 across the United States and 17 in Alaska. The one in your town may have 50 members o...
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deadline looms for compost comments
To the Editor: The opera ain't over yet. Keep emailing your comments to lori.aldrich@alaska.gov. Jan. 18 is supposed to be the deadline, but let's overwhelm her so it's extended. She has to read every public comment before making a decision. Aldrich is the ADEC regional manager for this area. The reason for emailing her is to squash any idea that she, our city manager, and Peter Olsen (of Kodiak) have of compostin...
Jan 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council needs go forward with bike path
To the Editor: What a fantastic island we live on! In the last two days, I saw two ptarmigan fly in front of my path, a fox, a deer along the road, white rabbits running through the woods, and of course our eagles. How great it is to get outside. I am looking forward to seeing everyone have the opportunity to hike or bike safely up to Deadman's Curve soon. The view is fabulous and from there one can access Swampy ...
Jan 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need reasonable gun regulations
To the Editor: More gun tragedy in our country, what are we to do as a civilized society? Probably nothing and if anything, it’s just a symbolic fix. If you think the powerful gun industry is going to stand by and do nothing, you’re living under a rock. The making of large and small arms is a multi-billion dollar business, working 24/7, 365 days a year. Thousands of people are employed across the country in these ...
Dec 31, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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